New Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation granted - Nyons

4 days 2 hours ago

The new appellation of Côtes du Rhône Villages Nyons was officially granted by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) on 15th October 2020, bringing the total number of Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages with a geographical name to 22. The growing area is spread over four communes in the Southern Rhône: Nyons, Mirabel-aux-Baronnies, Piégon and Venterol. The new […]

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Matt Walls

Questions please, for our anniversary celebrations

4 days 5 hours ago
30 October 2020 Purple Pagers, please find at the end of this article the Zoom link to Sunday's livestream event to celebrate our 20th anniversary. You are more than welcome to join. We have already received many questions from men all over the world, but none from women …? 26 October 2020 This Sunday 1 November (All Saints’ Day) we’re planning
Jancis Robinson

The Macedon Ranges’ ripostes to Burgundy

4 days 5 hours ago
Watch out, Côte d'Or! The Australians are coming. I have a particularly soft spot for the Macedon Ranges in the state of Victoria. For an Australian wine region it is remarkably chilly (see winter pruning at Curly Flat above), and therefore produces some of the country’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. On my first visit there I had the good
Jancis Robinson

The De Martinos of Chile

4 days 5 hours ago
US wine importer Bartholomew Broadbent who represents De Martino wines from Chile (so, admittedly, is hardly an impartial commentator) contributes this coda to our sustainability wine writing competition. We don't want to open the door to numerous members of the wine trade extolling the virtues of their principals, but it's a good story and we

France – a nation of trencher-people

6 days 13 hours ago
Two weeks in France left Nick open-mouthed in admiration of the French. Why do eating habits vary so enormously from country to country? This was the thought that kept bugging me after a fortnight in France recently. In Burgundy – OK, home to a multitude of winemakers and with a rich tradition of eating substantially – there was barely an
Nick Lander

Rescheduling Burgundy

6 days 13 hours ago
A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. For most French people who can afford it, the summer holiday is sacrosanct. Doubtless many visitors to have encountered offices, shops and restaurants in France that were routinely closed for the entire month of August, long before COVID-19 came along.
Jancis Robinson

The New Zealand wine crossword

1 week ago

Pour yourself a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and settle down to tackle this week’s New Zealand wine crossword… Crossword Puzzle Maker Instructions: Click a cell on the crossword grid, or click a clue Click twice on a cell to toggle between across and down The active cell is highlighted in blue Start typing in the […]

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Tina Gellie

Book reviews 2020 – somm stories

1 week ago
Two sommeliers, on different sides of the Atlantic, tell their stories of grit, spit and triumph. Victoria JamesWine Girl A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining Victoria James  Fleet  ISBN 9780349726274  £16.99, $26.99 ‘She was full-bodied but with a short finish.’ In describing herself as a ‘juxtaposition of blue blood
Tamlyn Currin

Sclavos, Vino di Sasso 2019 Robola of Cephalonia

1 week ago
A thrilling, food-friendly white from the beautiful Greek island of Cephalonia. From €14.25, $25.20 (if you buy 10 bottles), £21.05 Find this wine Stony by name and stony by nature, Vino di Sasso (wine of the stone) comes from the limestone slopes of Mount Ainos – often spelt Enos, which is how it is pronounced – in the southern half of
Julia Harding MW